A little deeper into the transformational experience…
Filmmaker Marsh experienced a transformational journey while doing the film after losing his son to an overdose just seven days before the trip.
“David Marsh is amazing and awesome,” said Elliott. “Despite his loss and grief, he soldiered on and captured the spirit, love, and hope that emerges from every Diveheart trip. He really captured the essence of our mission and shared the real-life experience of what Diveheart does to help those with disabilities experience freedom underwater.”
Editor’s Note / Back in the early 2000s when Diveheart was just beginning, we were invited to sessions that Jim Elliott held in the swimming pool at the Holiday Inn Select before the hotel on Diehl Road in Naperville became the Marriot Chicago. The story of Diveheart and how its mission has touched lives during the past 22 years is indeed remarkable.
Elliott’s dedication and Diveheart programs provide adaptive scuba diving programs open to any youth, adult, or veteran with a disability.
“Underwater, the weightless wonder of the water column gives wheelchair users and others with disabilities freedom from gravity where their chronic pain has been known to evaporate,” Elliott explains.
Thanks to Elliott, participants develop confidence, independence, and self-esteem, as well as other physical and psychological benefits.